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Cynthia Scott Wandler

About Cynthia Scott Wandler

Cynthia Scott Wandler is an award-winning freelance reporter. Outside of her day job, she has been published in The Hopper, the #yegwords Coffee Sleeve Project and borrowed solace. She has work forthcoming in Far Off Places! and was recently shortlisted for the Jon Whyte Memorial Essay Award. Living in Alberta, Canada, she can often be found either writing on paper or hugging the trees that make it. She would love for you to say hi at

Bringing Light to the Dark

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My period arrived when I was fourteen, announcing our future together by settling into my pelvis on a nest of corroding nails. I spent days in bed every month, curled around a heating pad, wondering at the euphemism of “cramps”…